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10 Drink Ideas For Your Valentine's Day Party

Posted by Beau Farrell on Feb 7, 2017 5:12:55 PM

valentines day partyWhether you are having a party for two – or twenty – we have some strong, sexy and satisfying cocktail ideas for your Valentine's Day Party. February 14th can mean pizza and beer, or champagne and caviar, or somewhere in-between. Whatever your taste, we've gathered cocktail ideas that are sure to make most feel the love.

10 Cocktail Ideas and Recipes for Valentine's Day 

Classic Champagne Cocktail

Soak one sugar cube in a champagne flute with angostura bitters. Add champagne and cognac. Squeeze in a twist of lemon and discard. Garnish with half a slice of orange. Makes 1 serving.

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 750-ml bottles chilled brut Champagne
  • 1 1/2 cups white rum
  • 1 1/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Ice

Bring 1/2 cup water and sugar to boil in small saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Simmer 5 minutes. Cool syrup completely. Combine Champagne, rum, and pomegranate juice in punch bowl. Add enough syrup to sweeten to taste. Mix in lemon slices, pomegranate seeds, and mint leaves. Add ice block to punch bowl. Makes 12 servings.

Black Velvet Cocktail

Half fill a champagne glass with Guinness and gently pour the champagne over the back of a spoon so the liquid runs down the sides, this avoids mixing the two liquids. Makes 1 serving. 

French 75

Shake well with cracked ice in a chilled cocktail shaker, then strain into a Collins glass half-full of cracked ice and top off with champagne. Makes 1 serving.

Sicilian 75

  • 1 oz. fresh blood orange juice, plus slice
  • 1 oz. gin
  • 12 oz. simple syrup
  • 14 oz. Campari
  • 2 oz. dry champagne
Combine juice, gin, syrup, and Campari in an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a flute. Top with champagne; garnish with orange slice. Makes 1 serving.
 

Raspberry-Rose Gin Rickey

  • 3 cups fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup gin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon (scant) rose water
  • 3 cups crushed ice

Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl. Let stand 1 hour at room temperature, occasionally stirring and crushing some of berries. Place 3/4 cup ice in each of 4 glasses. Top each with 3/4 cup raspberry mixture. Makes 4 servings.

Raspberry Chocolate Kiss

  • 1/4 cup Mint-Infused Simple Syrup, plus more for rim
  • 3 chocolate cookies, finely crushed, such as Nabisco Famous Wafers
  • 10 raspberries
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry juice
  • Ice cubes

Fill a shallow dish with enough simple syrup to just cover the bottom. Place crushed cookies into another shallow dish. Invert a martini glass into simple syrup and then immediately into crushed cookies to coat the rim of the glass. Place raspberries in a cocktail shaker; crush with a muddler. Add simple syrup and muddle again. Add vodka and cranberry juice; fill shaker with ice. Shake well until chilled. Strain into prepared martini glass. Serve immediately. Makes 1 serving.

Godiva Valentini Cocktail

  • GODIVA® Milk Chocolate Liqueur
  • 0.5oz GODIVA® White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 0.5oz  Vodka 
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a chocolate-covered strawberry.
 

Whiskey Seduction

  • 2 oz. rye whiskey
  • 34 oz. red wine, such as Pinot Noir
  • 12 oz. black currant liqueur
  • 12 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • Lemon peel for garnish
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine rye whiskey, wine, liqueur, and lemon juice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Squeeze the lemon peel lightly to release its oils and run around the rim of the glass before adding to the cocktail as a garnish. Makes 1 serving.
 

Chocolate Cherry Cha-Cha Drink Recipe

Chill the ingredients beforehand. Pour the cherry liqueur into a martini glass. Follow it with the Malibu Coconut rum, then the chocolate vodka, and finally the sparkling water. Stir and serve. Makes 1 serving. 

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